Rover 75 time­line

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Driving -

1945

Post-war pro­duc­tion be­gins in De­cem­ber with two pre-war spec Rover 10s leav­ing the new Soli­hull fac­tory af­ter the pre­vi­ous Coven­try plant had fallen vic­tim to the Luft­waffe.

1946

The P2 (‘P’ re­put­edly stand­ing for ‘post-war’) goes into pro­duc­tion; they’re ac­tu­ally the pre-war 10, 12, 14 and 16 rein­tro­duced. Fine cars all, but their most in­no­va­tive as­pect was Rover’s even­tual pledge to put a heater in ev­ery one.

1948

P3 is launched with a new IOE en­gine and in­de­pen­dent front sus­pen­sion.

1949

P3 is re­placed by the 75 P4, which re­tains P3’s en­gine.

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